There are going to be people that do not like what I have to say here. I am OK with that. Every person should be able to have their own opinions. But just hear me out before you dismiss this. The fact is that Richard Sherman has been involved in some off-the-field issues recently but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t play football again.
Richard Sherman is an outspoken person. He has that right. You may not always agree with him, or maybe you do, but whatever Sherman’s views are has little to do with the kind of football player he is.
What we know so far of the night in question where Sherman may have run his car off the road, ended up at his in-law’s house and possibly forced his way in and also resisted arrest. These are not good things. Sherman also appears to have been intoxicated. But I am not judging Sherman’s actions. We all have bad nights. If all of the above is true does he warrant being reprimanded? Yes. We all would. But Richard Sherman still deserves to be able to play football if he wants.
Richard Sherman with Seahawks would be a good thing
And Sherman being signed by the Seahawks would be a good decision for the Seattle football team. The Seahawks have a big question mark going into the 2021 season at cornerback. None of the CBs on Seattle’s roster are long-term proven quality starters. Sherman is.
Maybe Richard Sherman isn’t the player he was five years ago as he is older and has suffered injuries. But Sherman is likely still the best cornerback the Seahawks would have on the team. He relies on technique and size and not raw speed to be a shutdown corner. Technique and size he still has.
Maybe Sherman is suspended by the NFL for what happened the morning of July 13th. Possibly he even serves some jail time though at this time that is still to be determined. I am not saying Sherman’s actions were OK. Richard Sherman does not know me and I do not know him. Whatever happened on the 13th is really none of my business and appears to mostly be a family matter.
I do hope that if Sherman needs help, and he has stated he does for whatever the reasons are that he needs assistance, that he gets it just as anyone who needs some kind of help should be able to get it. And these kinds of issues are far more important than football.
But I write about football and speaking as a fan of the Seahawks I believe the team would be better with Richard Sherman on it. Sherman is still a free agent and will likely play in 2021. I hope that he plays and does so in a Seattle uniform.